FIGHTING CASE BACKLOG: Small Claims Procedure rolled out in Kisoro & more parts of western Uganda

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CREDIT – RISE NEWS UGANDA NETWORK risenewsug.com
Justice Samuel Emokor, the Resident Judge Kabale has today, March 11, 2024 presided over the rollout of Small Claims Procedure-SCP in Kyanika and Bunagana Kisoro district western Uganda.
As the Judiciary comes up with measures to fight case backlog through different innovations to quicken disposal of matters, SCP is one of these innovations and if used well, it will enable people finish their matters fast with no involvement of lawyers, and court can be conducted in the local language.
In some cases, judgment is given there and then, and in other times in less than 14 days.
The Resident District Commissioner-RDC Kisoro, Hajji Badru Ssebyala says area leaders should now read and understand SCP in order to spread the message in their communities.
Resident District Commissioner-RDC Kisoro, Hajji Badru Ssebyala (wearing Kufis), and other officials.
The Chairperson LC V Kisoro district Local Government, Abel Bizimana thanked the judiciary for spreading SCP countrywide, easing the access to justice for everyone.
 “We the people of Kisoro are ready to embrace this procedure,” he explained.
The registrar of the SCP, Her Worship Mastula Mulondo.
The registrar of the SCP, Her Worship Mastula Mulondo, said there shall be more rollouts in Rubanda district on March 12, Rwashameire Ntungamo on 13th and Neija Rwampara on 14th March 2024.
Locals raising their concerns.
Small Claims Procedure is a reform initiative of the Judiciary intended to enhance access to justice for litigants with commercial disputes (supply of goods, debts or rental disputes) whose value does not exceed ten million Uganda shillings (UGX 10,000,000/=). Implementation of the Small Claims Procedure commenced in 2012 with six pilot Chief Magistrates Courts of Arua, Lira, Mbale, Mengo, Masaka and Kabale.

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